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This Day in Disney History February 5th

1950-Actor Jonathon Freeman is born.

1953-True Life Adventure Bear Country airs.

Animated film  Peter Pan is released.


1960-Television show Two Happy Amigos airs.

1961-Television show Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law airs.

1967-Part 4 of Television show Gallagher Goes West: Trial by Terror airs.

1978-Television movie The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance airs.

1982-Film Night Crossing is released.

1987-Disney Legend Cyril Edgar dies.

1993-Educational film Recycle Rex releases the California version.

1996-Disney channel series Spellbinder premieres.

Television series Second Noah premieres on ABC.

1999-Touchstone film Rushmore is officially released.

2000-Disney Channel movie The Color of Friendship airs.

2004-Disney Legend and Imagineer John Hench dies.

2009-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World reopens in Disneyland with a deeper trench to accomadate the large growing number of Disney guests and a few Disney characters were tastefully placed into the ride.


2017-Restaurant Starring Rolls Cafe closes in Sunset Boulevard of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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This Day in Disney History November 27th

1957-Television show How to Relax airs.

1959-Television show A Storm Called Maria airs.

1960-Part 2 of Television show Moochie of Pop Warner Football airs.

1983-Television special Krag, the Kootenay Ram airs.

1986-Television special Disney’s Fluppy Dogs airs.

1987-Television special Disney’s DTV Monster Hits airs.

Television special Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus airs.

1988-Television film The Absent-Minded Professor airs.

1996-Live Action movie 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and Joan Plowright is released.

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2002-Animated film Treasure Planet featuring the voice talents of Martin Short, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Brian Murray, Michael McShane, Corey Burton, Tony Jay and Patrick McGoohan is released.

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2013-Animated short Get a Horse! is released.


Computer animated film Frozen is released.


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This Day in Disney History November 4th

1985-Disney Legend Ben Sharpsteen is born.

1938-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Golf Game is released.


1949-Pluto cartoon Sheep Dog is released.


1957-Disney Legend Norm Ferguson dies.

1962-Part 2 of Television Show Sammy, the Way Out Seal airs.

1974-Television film Adventure in Satan’s Canyon airs.

1981-Television series The Fall Guy premieres on ABC.

1983-Television series Five Mile Creek premieres.

1988-Touchstone film The Good Mother directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Diane Keaton and Niam Neeson is released.

1990-First American Teacher Award is held.

1991-Disney Legend Roger Broggie dies.

1994-Store The Walt Disney Gallery opens in connection with Disney Store.


2002-ABC Soap Opera Bistro closes.

2005-Computer animated film Chicken Little is released.


2013-Fantasyland Meet n Greet for Frozen characters Elsa and Anna opens in Disneyland replacing the Tangled Meet and Greet.


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This Day in Disney History October 24th

1910-Disney Legend Poul Brahe Pederson is born.

1929-Silly Symphony cartoon Springtime is released.

1941-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Camera airs.


1956-Television special Behind the Cameras in Lapland/Alaskan Eskimo airs.

1958-Television show Rusty and the Falcon airs.

1984-Television special A Disney Halloween airs.

1994-Animated series Gargoyles premieres.


2001-ABC Family premieres after Disney acquires it from Fox.  Originally it was Fox Family. It is now known as Freeform.

2002-Final episode of Push, Nevada airs.

2003-Animated series House of Mouse airs final episode.

2008-Movie High School Musical 3: Senior Year is released.


2012-Disney Legend Lucille Martin dies.


2014-Magic Kingdom Parade Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! premieres at Walt Disney World.


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This Day in Disney History July 30th

1907-Disney Legend and Mooseketeer Roy Williams is born.

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon Flowers and Trees is released.  It is the first piece of film to ever be in color.


Silly Symphony cartoon Just Dogs is released.


1942-Pluto cartoon Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line is delivered to the US Government.

1943-Goofy cartoon Victory Vehicles is released.


1948-Donald Duck cartoon The Trial of Donald Duck is released.


1955-Tomorrowland attraction Tomorrowland Boats opens in Disneyland.

1956-Frontierland attraction Mineral Hall opens at Disneyland.

1982-Film Tex is released.

1986-Film Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Cliff De Young and Sarah Jessica Parker is released.


1993-Adventureland attraction Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.


1994-Restaurant Odyssey closes in Epcot.

1998-Disney Cruise Lines launches its Maiden voyage on the Disney Magic.


1999-Touchstone film Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack and Hector Elizondo is released.

2004-Touchstone film directed by M. Knight Shyamalan The Village starring Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Brenden Gleason is released.


Final episode of Life with Bonnie airs.

2008-Final episode of Dave the Barbarian airs.

2010-Disney X D series Aaron Stone ends.

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This Day in Disney History May 19th

1906-Disney Legend Jimmy MacDonald is born.

1915-Disney Legend Al Konetzni is born.

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Gulliver Mickey is released.


Film Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons is released

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Cousin Gus is released.

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1950-Pluto cartoon Primitive Pluto is released.


1960-Film Pollyanna starring Haley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olsen, Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp and Kevin Corcoran is released.


1969-Final episode of The Big Valley airs on ABC.

1971-Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Disneyland replacing Indian War Canoes.


1984-Final episode of Fantasy Island airs on ABC.

1986-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World closes at Tokyo Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel series Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables airs.

1990-Disney Channel premiere film Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme is released.

1993-Miniseries Wild Palms airs final episode on ABC.

1999-Film Star Wars I The Phantom Menace starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Samuel L Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Ian McDairmid, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz is released.


2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.


2005-Film Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith starring Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christenson, Ian McDairmid, Samuel L Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones is released.


2006-Mission: Space premieres the Green Team experience in Epcot’s Future World, it is a less intensive version of Mission: Space.

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2008-Television series The Bachelorette premieres, this is it’s second run.

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This Day in Disney History April 28th

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Night is released.

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Hockey Champ is released.


1950-Donald Duck cartoon Trailer Horn is released.


1968-Television show Nature’s Charter Tours airs.

1995-Hollywood Picture A Pyromaniac’s Love Story is released.

1997-Fantasyland restaurant Cinderella’s Royal Table opens in Magic Kingdom, replacing King Stephan’s Banquet Hall.


Part 2 of Miniseries The Shining airs on ABC.

2002-Marketplace icon Captain’s Tower closes to become the Disney’s Pin Traders location in Downtown Disney.


2004-Final episode of Rolie Polie Olie airs.

2006-Touchstone film Stick It starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies is released.


2008-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Hong Kong Disneyland.


Store Abu’s Bazaar opens in Arabian Coast of Tokyo DisneySea.

2010-Television series Happy Town premieres on ABC.

2016-Earful Tower is taken down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.